| Feb 15, 2015
| 7:12 PM
The state purchased $540,000 worth of new Ford Fusion Hybrids and other cars for legislators over the last 18 months, prompting criticism from taxpayer activists who call the vehicles unnecessary political perks given at a time when many Californians...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:28 PM
A California state senator is proposing to place a statue of pioneering astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, which would make Ride the first woman to represent California and the first known gay person to be included in the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:33 PM
Too many black men of my generation have been asleep at the switch. We haven't built on the successes of the civil rights movement to create a better America for our young sons and brothers, whose hardships are so evident after the tragedies in Ferguson,...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:20 PM
As thousands of immigrants who are in the country illegally queued up Friday to apply for a California driver's license, supporters of the controversial new law that made the licenses possible predicted a flood of new motorists in the automobile insurance...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's nothing like a possible tuition increase at the University of California to stir things up. Students rush out to protest; regents and politicians, parents and professors engage in robust — sometimes enraged — debate. And finally, if...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Alarmed by a proposal to raise tuition at University of California campuses by up to 5% annually for five years, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) on Wednesday proposed a constitutional amendment be placed on the 2016 ballot to strip the UC system of its...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:38 AM
A state ethics panel voted Thursday to impose $5,000 in fines on Capitol lobbyist and campaign consultant Richie Ross for putting two legislators under personal obligation to him by not collecting campaign consulting fees they owed.
Under a deal with...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The new legislative session officially began Monday, with lawmakers converging on the Capitol to take the oath of office and legislative leaders signaling that the proposed University of California tuition hikes will be a pivotal policy battle in the...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Capitol lobbyist Richie Ross has agreed to pay $5,000 in fines to the state ethics agency for not collecting campaign consulting fees from two lawmakers, thus improperly putting them under the personal obligation to a lobbyist, officials said Monday....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo died Tuesday after his wife, Levette, shot him several times during a domestic dispute, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said.
Crespo, 45, was shot about 2:30 p.m. at his home in the Vinas la Campana...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Concerned about unaccompanied children from Central America who have surged into the U.S. illegally this year, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved legislation providing $3 million in legal aid for them.
More than 60,000 unaccompanied children from...